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Doors' Densmore Sets Rock Hall Visit

By Rich Heldenfels Published: April 10, 2013

The official word: The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum will host a Hall of Fame Series interview with John Densmore of the Doors on Wednesday, May 1 at 7:00 p.m. in the Rock Hall’s Foster Theater.  Densmore was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1993. 

The event will begin with a reading from Densmore’s new book The Doors: Unhinged.  After the reading, Densmore will be interviewed in front of a live audience by Lauren Onkey, the Rock Hall’s Vice President of Education and Public Programs, and will answer questions from the audience.  The event will conclude with a book signing.

This event is free with a reservation at or in-person at the Rock Hall Box Office. Tickets will become available to Rock Hall Members on Monday, April 15 at 10 a.m. EST and will become available to the general public on Tuesday, April 16 at 10 a.m. EST. 

Densmore’s The Doors: Unhinged (available through, ebooks through and Baker & Taylor, April 17, 2013) is the story of the court case that divided the former band mates in half, with Ray Manzarek and Robby Krieger on one side, and John Densmore and the estate of Jim Morrison on the other.  Anthony DeCurtis of Rolling Stone praised the book, saying “[Densmore] has shown great courage and a determination to take the long view and the high road — virtues that are important and all too rare both in the world of rock & roll and well beyond it.”

An original and founding member of the musical group The Doors, John Densmore co-wrote and produced numerous gold and platinum albums and toured the United States, Europe, and Japan.  His autobiography, Riders on the Storm, was on the New York Times bestseller list.  He has written numerous articles for Rolling Stone, London’s The Guardian, the Nation, LA Times, Chicago Tribune, Huffington Post and the Utne Reader.  In film production, he co-produced “Road to Return,” narrated by Tim Robbins.  It won several prestigious national awards and was screened for Congress, resulting in the writing of a bill.  He also Executive Produced Juvies, narrated by Mark Wahlberg, which aired on HBO and won numerous awards.  Learn more about John Densmore at He is also online at and

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